Help 2e Students Finish What They Start

I have worked with twice-exceptional (2e) populations for over 10 years as a learning coach. I am also a 2e adult, which helps me relate to my students. One of the things I have noticed about them, particularly those who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is that they tend to do really well on the first half of a project, but then fall apart or lose interest during the second half. By project, I mean a complex, multi-part, time-intensive engagement such as writing a research paper, designing a video game, or making an architectural model. These kinds of assignments require multiple steps, long-term planning, and shifts back and forth between the big picture and the small details — all of which can be d...

 

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About Ari Kalinowski

Ari Kalinowski is the founder of Unconventional Minds, which tutors students who are gifted and learning disabled. He has an MFA from Brown University. Go to http://unconventionalminds.info/ for more information.